Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

Time posted: 2:40 pm

Tracking Big Storms Toward Kentucky

Good afternoon, folks. We continue to track a potent storm system toward the bluegrass state for the weekend. This system will bring high winds, a severe weather threat, the potentially for flooding and a big temp crash. Heck, we will even see a few flakes fly by Monday.

Our first line of storms works into western Kentucky later in the evening, with the potential for severe weather…

That line works eastward tonight and weakens. Central and eastern Kentucky will get in on some dry times for Saturday, but showers and storms will redevelop across the west and move eastward through Sunday. Given the setup I am seeing, we need to be on guard for  a few severe storms showing up on Saturday and Saturday evening. Damaging winds and large hail continue to be the main threats…

The storms will be slow-movers, potentially putting down several inches of rain, especially in the west and central parts of the state…

Much colder air then sweeps in behind the front on Sunday, with some wraparound rain and snow showers for Monday…

A rooftop coating is even possible in a few spots. Highs on Monday may not get out of the 30s for some. What the what?

Temps rebound quickly by Tuesday and Wednesday, with 70 a possibility. Another front then sweeps in, dropping temps by the second half of the week. That’s ahead of what may become a severe weather maker next weekend.

Speaking of severe weather makers, let’s track the one that may impact western Kentucky this evening…

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Current Watches

Possible watch areas
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Make it a good one and take care.


Time posted: 2:33 am

Tracking The Stormy Setup

Good Friday, everyone. It’s another super windy and super warm day across the Commonwealth, but things are changing for the weekend. Rounds  of strong thunderstorms will roll in here, ushering in much colder air by later Sunday and Monday.

The setup for this weekend has been detailed here on the blog for more than a week, so I don’t have much more to add. But we can have a quick little review. 🙂

Highs today may hit 80 in many areas as southwesterly winds reach 40mph or greater. As a powerful plains system continues to strengthen, it throws a line of thunderstorms our way later tonight. Some of those storms may be strong or severe, especially in the west. Here’s the current Friday severe weather risk from the SPC…

After an early day line of storms weakens across the state, we may break out into partly sunny skies. That won’t last long with additional rounds of showers and storms going up during the evening into Saturday night. Some of those may also become strong or severe…

That severe weather risk will then move east on Sunday…

Rainfall numbers for the weekend are impressive, with some areas potentially picking up greater than 3″ of rain…

Flash flooding is a real potential, especially across parts of central and western Kentucky.

Temps crash on Sunday with gusty winds and rain continuing. Those gust winds will become northwesterly through Monday, with some rain and snow shower action likely on Monday.

Temps will rebound quickly by Tuesday and Wednesday and may hit 70. A slight chance for a thunderstorm moves in Wednesday night and Thursday, knocking our temps down some.

That won’t last long as another big severe weather look shows up next weekend…

Since February, I’ve been touting this as a potentially explosive spring for severe weather and I continue to think that. Some major outbreaks are possible through May.

Let’s get back at looking into what’s going on with the severe threat to our west today…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

I will have another update later today. Enjoy your fantastic Friday and take care.